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PS Tech Note 041 - Unicode

Brief explanation of Unicode and when and why to use the volume options: create_ucode and convert_ucode. Written for ongoing/weekly customer training


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There's so much left unsaid.

Like, are we talking about Unicode file names or file content?  Is the NetApp using utf-8 encoding?  With performance and resource issues, how bad, how soon?  Why the 50,000 file limit -- is that just a serving suggestion or an actual hard limit?

Where is the detailed documentation (since it is not here)?

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